Where to go in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia: January 2009

Thean Hou Temple

The Thean Hou temple is located on a hilltop of Robson Hill overlooking Jalan Syed Putra (nearby Mid Valley), one of the largest Chinese temples in South-East Asia. Every year during Chinese New Year, the temple will be crowded with prayers and tourists.

The temple has 4 levels, consist of the marriage registration office, souvenier shops and food court where the first floor is the main hall where cultural and religious activities are held.

Thean Hou Temple 1: Roof top with 4 statues

Thean Hou Temple 1: Roof top with a phoenix

Pasar Malam aka Night Market

The 'pasar malam' (night market) is crowded with local folks, especially chinese community due to the coming Chinese New Year festive season. Stalls here start to sell decorative items and local delicacy for the festive season. This year, the Chinese New Year fall on 26th Jan. It is an Ox year according to chinese zodiac, and chinese community believe that ox is a symbol of strength and determination. I hope that the arrival of the year of ox will bring us progress and good fortune.

Malaysians from all walk of life (young, old, rich, poor) like to visit Pasar Malam due to the variety of foods (kebab, nasi lemak, yong-tau-fu, apam balik), local fruits (durian, nangka, mangoes). You will also find some cheap replica watches, handbag and clothes. Indeed it is a great experience to visit Pasar Malam.

Pic 1 & 2: Decorative items for Chinese New Year

Pic 3: Local delicacy

p/s: Please do bring some small change. Items here may cost you below RM5 per stall.

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Travel KL - Google Maps

Adgitize your web site.Suddenly came to my mind to travel KL using Google Maps. A different way to travel by just staying at home with the help of technology. You can zoooom into streets of the locations you intended to visit. That is cool, right? Here are some screenshots:

OMG, now i am lost in Bangsar, on the way to Bandar Utama. Luckily, google maps can assist me to find my way. All i need to do is just key in where am i, and my destination. Google maps will show detailed direction. I tested and confirmd the directions given by google maps is accurate.

Next, you can try google earth. Different from google maps, earth will show you the image of any places on earth and 3D view of terrain of a place.

1 Utama

1st day of year 2009, i went to 1 utama shopping centre for some bargain hunting. It was so crowded, i'll describe as "people mountain people sea". There are some new outlets opened since my last visit like BBQ chicken, Takoyaki & New York New York Deli. I believe 1U has something for every visitors ranging from shopping, dining, entertainment to natural. There is a tropical rainforest with suspension bridge built-in. It is definitely one of my favorite destination.

BBQ Chicken

New York New York Deli

view from rainforest


for more info: http://www.1utama.com.my

Movie: Australia

Recently watched the movie 'Australia' at GSC, 1U from 9.30pm - 12am (stil awake after so loooong until the ending). It was a 2.5Hour lengthy movie, packed with action, adventure & romance. I'll say worth for $$$.

Below some screenshot:


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